Calvinism and Romans 8
I’d never heard of Calvinism until I was in my second year—my sophomore year—at university in Glasgow. I’d become a Christian in my late teens through the life and witness of a fellow pupil at my high school in Glasgow.
A couple of years earlier, I excitedly told the deacons in the church that I had discovered something wonderful in the Bible. “What was that, Ian?” “I’ve discovered that before I chose Christ, God chose me.” To which one of the elders somewhat crossly said, “That’s Calvinism.” To which I somewhat naively replied, never having heard the word “Calvinism,” I don’t think, “No, I read it in Romans chapter 8.